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A delicious Citrus Honey Sous Vide Carrots recipe that’s very easy to make with just five simple ingredients: carrots, orange zest, honey, butter, and salt.
Citrus Honey Sous Vide Carrots
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You’ll be surprised by how easy it is. For this sous vide carrots recipe, all you do is fill and seal the bag, then let it cook in a virtually hands-off process. Voilà! Delicious carrots that go perfectly with all your favorite main dishes.
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If you are unfamiliar with sous vide cookery, the first thing you should know is that sous-vide is French for “under vacuum.” Sous vide bags, like the FoodSaver® Sous-vide Vacuum Seal Bags, are completely airtight. The lack of air prevents the sous vide bags from floating during the cooking process, which is important for consistent cooking results.
You’ll want to stock up on good quality sous vide bags like these, because their multi-layered construction resists punctures. Using the FM2000 system with these sous vide bags provides a powerful heat-seal.
Once you’ve sealed a bag, you can put it the freezer for later—and then, when you’re ready, it can go straight from the freezer to a hot water bath. No defrosting required!
In addition to being freezer safe, they’re also suitable for the microwave and fridge, and are available in a variety of sizes. That gives you the flexibility to cook as many or as few sous vide carrots (or any other food) as you wish.
Citrus Honey Sous Vide Carrots
A delicious Citrus Honey Sous Vide Carrots recipe that's very easy to make with just five simple ingredients: carrots, orange zest, honey, butter, and salt.
- 1 pound whole baby carrots
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Using an immersion circulator, preheat the water in your cooking vessel to 183 F.
Add all the ingredients to a 1-quart vacuum seal bag. Vacuum and seal the bag, then use tongs to carefully place the bag in the preheated water. Cook for 1 hour, turning the bag once or twice if it does not flip itself over freely.
Remove the bag with tongs. Carefully cut open the bag (watch out for steam) and drain the carrots completely in a colander. Serve carrots immediately.
The drained cooking liquid is not suitable for reducing as a sauce; it is high in salt (more like a brine than a sauce), and because of this it's too salty to use as additional sauce for serving. I know this because I already tried it so you didn't have to. 🙂